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PIKALOV Serafim
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age35
Place of BirthElektrostal, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB 2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Information Technology - Moscow Engineering Physics Institute: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried para-snowboarding six months after his accident in 2008.
Why this sport?
He was doing extreme sports before his accident and did not want to give them up.
Club / Team
Moscow Region Centre of Paralympic Sports: Russia
Name of coach
Evgeny Efanov, RUS, from 2014
Training Regime
He trains at an indoor ski slope in Moscow, Russia.
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
France
General Interest
Nicknames
Iron Leg (rbc.ru, 21 Oct 2013)
Hobbies
Wakeboarding, kitesurfing. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in the slalom at the World Cup event in Landgraaf, the Netherlands, in November 2014. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2015)
Hero / Idol
US snowboarder Jeremy Jones. (Athlete, 11 Feb 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"After getting in a bad situation and losing part of yourself, any person is free to choose what to do. If you decide to live on, everything can and should be changed for the better." (mhealth.ru, 19 Mar 2010)
Impairment
The lower part of his left leg was amputated in 2008 after he was involved in a motorcycle accident in Crimea, Ukraine. (ironleg.ru, 05 Aug 2013)
Other information
REACHING THE SUMMIT
In 2013 he climbed Mount Elbrus, a dormant volcano in the Caucasus mountain range in Russia, which has an elevation of 5,642 metres. This had been a goal of his before his motorcycle accident in 2008. (sportbox.ru, 10 Aug 2013)

NATIONAL FIRST
In 2010 he competed in a World Cup event in France and became the first athlete to represent Russia in para-snowboarding at an international competition. (sportbox.ru, 10 Aug 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014/2015 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
2 2014/2015 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:44.61
WSF World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
22 2011/2012 Snowboardcross - Standing